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03-15-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 69
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Posted By rsbob

True pretentiousness is buying the best high end...

True pretentiousness is buying the best high end kit and not having a clue how to ride a bike. Very similar to people who buy the most expensive ski gear but only hang out in the lodge.
03-11-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,176
Posted By veganbikes

Wait are you the Q Shaman? Gotta stop storming...

Wait are you the Q Shaman? Gotta stop storming the Capitol, it's not a good look:p
03-11-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,176
Posted By Camilo

No kidding. Believe me, nobody's impressed by the...

No kidding. Believe me, nobody's impressed by the sight of me in bibs and a snug jersey (even "club cut"). It's the opposite of pretentiousness for me, more like embarrassment. But they work so well,...
03-10-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,176
Posted By jon c.

Aren't recumbents inherently pretentious?

Aren't recumbents inherently pretentious?
03-10-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,176
Posted By phughes

:lol:

:lol:
03-10-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,176
Posted By Bent Bill

I wear cargo shorts over my Zoic liners and a...

I wear cargo shorts over my Zoic liners and a button down summer short sleeve shirt untucked mind you
whether I am out on a trail or on pavement along with my fluorescent helmet and fluorescent...
03-10-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,176
Posted By rydabent

If you ride a recumbent, it pretty much is a moot...

If you ride a recumbent, it pretty much is a moot question. I am perfectly comfortable is $15 rugby shorts, and $15 T-shirts.
03-10-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,176
Posted By Troul

Why is "free" associated with freewheel &...

Why is "free" associated with freewheel & freehub? Why can't a crank experience a free bottom bracket? Is it because "free" is pretentious only to the freewheel & freehub?
03-10-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,176
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

What about cycling-specific cold weather gear? ...

What about cycling-specific cold weather gear? Cycling shoes? Are mtb shoes and SPDs on a road bike pretentious? Are rear blinking lights an indication that a cyclist feels their life is worth...
03-10-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,176
Posted By Reflector Guy

I dress like Gene Simmons of KISS. Except...

I dress like Gene Simmons of KISS.

Except for the boots. I just can't find clipless platform boots.
03-10-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,176
Posted By Wildwood

Where's the option for WOOL? Experienced...

Where's the option for WOOL?

Experienced cyclists are aghast at the slight! :eek:
03-09-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,176
Posted By aplcr0331

I occasionally see MTB’ers and from what I have...

I occasionally see MTB’ers and from what I have seen just about anything goes clothing wise.

I smell the weed way before I notice the clothes they’re wearing though.

Too baked to turn off their...
03-09-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,176
Posted By 70sSanO

I find a 3 piece suit to be more pretentious than...

I find a 3 piece suit to be more pretentious than your 2 choices.

John
03-09-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,176
Posted By Ironfish653

What if you’re wearing a Lycra jersey and MTB...

What if you’re wearing a Lycra jersey and MTB baggy shorts? Do I get to offend everybody?
03-09-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,176
Posted By CAT7RDR

My best road cycling L/S jersey is a POC enduro...

My best road cycling L/S jersey is a POC enduro MTB jersey.
The few times I MTB at Mammoth, I just wear my old beat road gear because I know I am crashing and ripping it anyway.
For me, it is...
03-09-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,176
Posted By jaxgtr

Preach it brother, preach it. I could care less...

Preach it brother, preach it. I could care less what people think. If I am comfortable, it is what I will wear.
03-09-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,176
Posted By Rolla

Isn't high school over by now?

Isn't high school over by now?
03-09-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,176
Posted By surak

I'm going to write something crazy, especially...

I'm going to write something crazy, especially for Bike Forums: there's no reason to pit different types of riding behavior or riding that doesn't harm anybody against one another.
03-09-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,176
Posted By indyfabz

You lost me at “honest.”

You lost me at “honest.”
03-09-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,176
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

that's a good question. Had not thought of it...

that's a good question. Had not thought of it like that
02-10-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,087
Posted By Kapusta

With all the Rock Shox forks I have rebuilt...

With all the Rock Shox forks I have rebuilt (Pike, Reba, Lyrik) the only special tools I needed are snap ring pliers (small and large tipped). A large socket (24mm I think) is nice for the top caps,...
02-09-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,087
Posted By Kapusta

I would not buy a low end fork with the plan to...

I would not buy a low end fork with the plan to upgrade it.

However, sometimes just buying an older high end fork and doing a rebuild will get you a very nice fork for not a lot of money.

A few...
02-06-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,087
Posted By cpach

I'm relatively sold on coil rear shocks for a lot...

I'm relatively sold on coil rear shocks for a lot of trail bikes. Shocks are driven by complex linkages that usually create a progressive leverage rate. On a fork the primary concern is that spring...
02-05-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By mitchmellow62

Contrary to the crowd I have bought used...

Contrary to the crowd I have bought used cassettes. But I wouldn't buy that one. A cassette has to look pristine and the story has to be something like "I only rode it a hundred miles and then...
02-05-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,316
Posted By Darth Lefty

I have a chain reaction Brand-X Ascend post which...

I have a chain reaction Brand-X Ascend post which I think is the same one. I have trouble with the cable too, and it won't go as far into the seat tube as it should. I think it's interfering with the...
02-05-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By easyupbug

I agree with the above but can site one...

I agree with the above but can site one exception. Years ago I bought the inventory of a neighborhood shade tree mechanic, it included box full of maybe 20 used cassettes. They must have been pulled...
02-01-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,087
Posted By veganbikes

That is the way to do it. I haven't had a...

That is the way to do it. I haven't had a complete bike in a long time and if I do it will be "customized" to the hilt.

I would find the right fork that you like and will work well for you and...
02-01-21, 03:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By Amt0571

Compared with SRAM? yes. Extremely easy. You just...

Compared with SRAM? yes. Extremely easy. You just push fluid on the caliper and let it flow to the lever until air stops coming out.

I have SRAM brakes on my road bike and Shimano brakes on my...
02-01-21, 01:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By Amt0571

The shimano kit consists of a syringe and a...

The shimano kit consists of a syringe and a funnel.

If you remove the plunger of the syringe, you can use it as a funnel on the lever.

When it's time to remove the syringe, you lightly put the...
01-30-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,316
Posted By 2cam16

It's a TranzX. I haven't had trouble at all.

It's a TranzX. I haven't had trouble at all.
01-29-21, 02:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,087
Posted By cpach

To be honest, I wouldn't buy a fork with the...

To be honest, I wouldn't buy a fork with the plans of replacing the spring unless you have an exceptionally good idea of what you're doing. I haven't done as much extensive work on Fox forks (damn...
01-28-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,316
Posted By .joeri.

I prefer on the grip side. Test with your...

I prefer on the grip side.
Test with your finger on the brakes and see were your thumb would be comfortable to push.
01-28-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,087
Posted By unterhausen

Some forks can have reduced or increased travel. ...

Some forks can have reduced or increased travel. The fox fork that came with my Salsa mtb can have its travel increased by 20mm by taking out some parts. I am not sure I would reduce travel but if...
01-27-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,087
Posted By veganbikes

What bike do you have? What is the manufacturers...

What bike do you have? What is the manufacturers recommended fork travel (or max travel you can use?) All the brands you listed would be fine get a good fork and done. No need to buy a cheap used...
01-27-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,087
Posted By jimc101

For what your asking about, none of the brands...

For what your asking about, none of the brands you have mentioned come anywhere near what would normally considered as low end, even the cheapest Rock Shox are expensive vs true low end, Fox are a...
01-24-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,316
Posted By Darth Lefty

I’m in the “bin it” camp

I’m in the “bin it” camp
01-21-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,316
Posted By dminor

I opt for inside near the grip, because I use it...

I opt for inside near the grip, because I use it a lot. Also, I run my brakes for single-finger actuation so there is plenty of room between the grip and the brake perch.
01-21-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,316
Posted By mack_turtle

[/b] the answer is 100% subjective, so...

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the answer is 100% subjective, so anyone's opinion has no bearing whatsoever on what will work best for you. all that matters is what works for you. experiment and settle on what gives you...
01-21-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,316
Posted By Herzlos

Try inside and move it if you don't like it?

Try inside and move it if you don't like it?
01-21-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,316
Posted By Kapusta

I don’t think there is a correct answer, here....

I don’t think there is a correct answer, here. Several factors:

How far in do you want the dropper lever?

How far in do you want the brake lever?

How long is the brake lever? Some brakes...
01-20-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,316
Posted By 2cam16

I have mine mounted inside. Small hands so I want...

I have mine mounted inside. Small hands so I want to reach it easily.
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01-04-21, 02:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By wgscott

Take a look at the Microshift Advent X 10-speed...

Take a look at the Microshift Advent X 10-speed drivetrain. We are upgrading my kid's 12-speed to this. I think it is supposed to arrive tomorrow.
01-03-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By Darth Lefty

I looked into this a few years ago (before M8000...

I looked into this a few years ago (before M8000 & M7000 came out) because the Zee derailleurs were really cheap. The posts I found on MTBR about it - including one from OneUp which is one of the...
12-31-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By metz1295

I have a '95 M500. Depending on the year and the...

I have a '95 M500. Depending on the year and the tier, he doesn't have a suspension fork. By today's naming conventions it would be considered a hybrid commuter or city bike. I still use mine, but...
12-29-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By Miradaman

Most definitely. I've ridden 80s/90s era rigid...

Most definitely. I've ridden 80s/90s era rigid steel MTBs/ATBs for the majority of my adult riding career. You simply can't beat them as everyday all-rounders, particularly in a city. Put street...
12-29-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By Miradaman

Indeed, I've rented several new MTBs over the...

Indeed, I've rented several new MTBs over the last few years on trips out to CO. There's no comparison, you'd get killed taking my old GT on some of the trails I took those rental bikes on. Not to...
12-25-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,532
Posted By freeranger

I should have watched your video before...

I should have watched your video before attempting to offer advice! You're riding terrain that I wouldn't. But you might heal quicker than me, as I'm a senior and won't heal as quickly as I used to.
12-24-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,532
Posted By Darth Lefty

That is a great trail! Lots of stuff in just two...

That is a great trail! Lots of stuff in just two or three minutes. You've also come a long way since you got that bike
12-23-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,532
Posted By freeranger

I've been riding a while. What helped the most...

I've been riding a while. What helped the most was joining a club in PA (when I lived around that area), and riding with better riders who had more experience. Learned a lot from them! With drops,...
12-21-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,532
Posted By gsa103

Flow and berm type trails are good step towards...

Flow and berm type trails are good step towards drops and things like that. I'm not talking a full bike park, but they let you practice popping off a lip and body positioning in a very controlled...
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